Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.  The start of Lent brings with it several traditions -- both ancient and modern, church-wide and unique to St. Paul's.  Here's a run-down of the week, so you don't have to miss any of it!
Shrove Tuesday -- Join us for a "Flash Mob Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper" at the IHOP in Brighton. Address and directions here: IHOP
We'll meet at the IHOP at 6:00. The check will be pay what you can.
Ash Wednesday -- Ashes will be distributed at the Aspinwall St. door from 7:00-9:00am and 12:00-1:00pm.  Ash Wednesday Liturgy will be held at 7:00pm.  Music for the evening service will include offerings by the Lavazza Chamber Ensemble.
First Sunday in Lent -- At 9:00am, children will gather in their Sunday School rooms for lessons and Butterfly/Cocoon making.  Adult Education will be lead by the Rev. Cathy George and feature Beverly Estes-Smargiassi as our guest speaker.  The topic is Rev. George's book, "You Are Already Praying" and the questions it raises.  If you have ever wondered how to connect your life of faith with the rest of your life, this series is for you! Rev. George will be our guest preacher at the 10:00am service.
Lenten Invitation -- Offered Sunday evening at 5:00pm, Lenten Invitation is a unique service is designed to invite us into a renewed, deepened relationship with the season of Lent.  In addition to readings and prayers gathered from a variety of sources, the St. Paul's Choir will sing the DuruflĂ© Requiem, accompanied by organ and a wind and string chamber ensemble.  This service aims to provide an additional stepping stone into our Lenten journey, nourishing our hearts and minds with the questions and choices, the temptations and disciplines, the hope and love that are at the core of our Lenten pilgrimage.  A Lenten Invitation is a new offering for an ancient season.
Lenten House Church begins a week from Friday, February 27. Please watch your email bulletin for more information.